Serving delicious enlightenment

Great Bagel & Bakery restaurant rebranding and interior design

Though it’s not obvious at first, husband-and-wife restaurateurs Lara and Robert Swan are not, first and foremost, bagel enthusiasts. True, they founded Great Bagel, an institution that is beloved by Lexington locals. But as Vigor soon discovered, the Swans are more than bakers: they’re food system revolutionaries. Why else would they have spent years researching […]

Harmonizing cravability and health consciousness

Lazuli cafe acai bowl restaurant branding rebranding and design

When a newly formed franchise company decided franchising was no longer the path forward, one of their franchisees turned to Vigor to develop a fresh brand that would thrive. Based on the trending acaí bowl, the concept was ripe for portraying a passion that would align with the core markets of North San Jose, California. […]

Uniting the community in tradition & culture

La Segunda Café and Bakery rebranding and repositioning

Hand-made Tradition Tampa, Florida is known for many things, but the top two may very well be cigars and Cuban bread. Since 1910, one small bakery in the Ybor City neighborhood has been an iconoclast for one of them: authentic, fresh-baked Cuban bread. In 2017, a changing of the guard was in effect as the […]

Elevating the moment for a hotel rooftop bar

HQ Dallas bar restaurant branding for rooftop of Courtyard Marriot Dallas Texas

Elevating the Dallas nightscene Courtyard by Marriott isn’t usually associated with innovative food and beverage. Their Bistro is dependable but highly unified across each location. When posed with an opportunity to change that perception, the team at Peachstate Hospitality tapped Vigor to realize the vision. Location Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum […]

Firing up Mexi-Cali flavor for a full service restaurant & bar

Banditos bar and kitchen rebranding and design by Vigor

¡Vamos Banditos! After 5 years, and 2 iterations of the Banditos brand, Vigor and the client team collaborated on evolving their look once again. Mexi-Cali vibes served as the inspiration and ideal for the evolved identity which saw custom typography, hand-drawn illustrations, and a vibrant palette of color introduced throughout print, digital, and environment expressions. […]

Introducing an authentic taste of Lebanese art & cuisine

Badaro Mediterranean fast casual restaurant branding and concept development

After the fall of the ambitious pizza chain Naked Pizza (NKD), one franchisee sought to build a new concept in its wake. As a Lebanese American, this aspiring restaurateur was compelled to create an authentic Mediterranean fast casual experience. This is how we created an expression of modern Beirut. Location Click edit button to change […]

Gyro Wrap

Gyro Wrap QSR quick serve restaurant branding and concept development

The landscape of the mall foodcourt has changed leaving brand struggling to grasp at anything to remain competitive. Great Wraps was no exception and through years of an ad-hoc p-mix strategy and brand identity redesigns, the brand faced obsolescence. Vigor was charged with repositioning the brand from product through identity and environmental experience. Location Click […]

101 Delibar

101 Delibar restaurant concept development and branding

We’re in a time where over-craft and uber-culinary have become the status quo for restaurant brands. While others look to one-up one another in these words, our friends in Baltimore chose another path. Location Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper […]

Great Wraps

Great Wraps QSR restaurant rebranding and strategy

Sparked by an opportunity of international expansion, the Great Wraps team sought to rethink their offering and brand positioning. The brand had lost its position in food courts with a cluttered product mix, and a name that miscommunicated the brand. Vigor was charged with developing a healthy expression of Great Wraps to enter into Canadian […]

Flash Burger

Flash Burger better burger fast casual restaurant branding and concept development

Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden from plain view, or even Plano. For an up and coming restaurateur in Texas, the opportunity to create a better burger brand knocked loudly in the form of a small fracking town called Kenedy. Using an ironic nickname as the brand name, he embarked on crafting Kenedy’s first and […]